Was talking to my mother on her cell a moment ago, and this conversation happened:
Me: So what about…
(INTERRUPTED BY A RING RING RING)
Mom: Hey- I have to go. We got new house phones and now dad and I are trying to figure out the intercom numbers.
Me: Ok. I’ll talk to you tomorrow.
Mom: Why tomorrow? Are you going to bed?
Me: No, I just know about you two and technology.
She laughed, because she knows when I am right (on those rare occasions when a kid is actually right and the parent is wrong). This is actually unfair, even though it is funny, because for 73 year olds, they are actually pretty good with tech and dad has been using computers since, well, hell, we had a C64 when they were a big deal. I think they actually had cell phones before I did, because I was one of those people who was horrified with the concept of people being able to contact me 24 hours of the day. I need time to formulate a lie about why I am not coming to your party/event/dinner/whatever, and having people able to call me whenever they want makes me have to up my game and think up excuses on the spot.